Are you scared of the religious zealotry that has infiltrated our government via the GOP? Well, you’re probably not even half as scared as you SHOULD be, and this post explains why.

Barkers & Rubes

Nothing I’m about to tell you should be news to anyone.

First, let’s consider the following story.

Uncovering kids: 89,000 poor Pa. kids slashed from Medicaid
KHELI Muhammad was trying to schedule a routine pediatrician’s appointment last summer when she discovered that her 2-year-old son, who has a congenital heart disorder, had been kicked off the Medicaid rolls.

The 30-year-old mother of two boys was stunned.

“It is written in stone that he’s covered,” Muhammad said of Samad, who qualifies for Medicaid based on his serious medical condition, not the family’s income level. “He’s pacemaker-dependent . . . [H]is heart will not beat without a pacemaker.”

But the heartbeat of the fragile little Samad was clearly not a priority for welfare officials, who informed Muhammad that she had failed to renew his benefits – even though she said she had not received renewal paperwork in the mail – and…

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